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Clever Packing Tips For Smart Travelling

The most hectic part of planning a holiday trip to your dream destination is the packing which continues till the last minute before we leave, and still, we manage to miss something. With the weight constraint in air travel, it becomes tough at times managing packing with all necessary stuff picked up. Primarily we have to determine what to carry based on the type of holiday for example camping, trekking, beachside or high-altitude terrain. Accordingly, weather conditions of the location, mode of transportation, type of luggage available, etc.

More than the content itself, properly organizing the stuff really matters. Therefore, we should start with preparing the checklist of what all to carry, when to wear what, what adventurer sport we want to indulge into. As we put in the things, click on the item. Systematic checklist works really well in managing everything in time and avoiding last-minute stress.

Once you are ready with everything you need to collect together at one place, it’s time to pack it smartly. Some of the really nice tips for managing the space efficiently are:

• Packing cubes- segregating similar products together in terms of color or end user, really helps at the time of unpacking and identifying what is kept where. Rolling the clothes instead of folding it really saves on the space in the luggage. Also placing the complete set of matching clothing, jewelry, accessories, etc. in one rolls or at one place makes it easy to pull it out smoothly and saves time in terms of deciding upon various combinations of clothes brought otherwise.
• Separate Kits – Keeping all essentials like makeup, toiletries, medicines in separate kits. These kits ensure all the important and expensive range of essential are not damaged.
• Electronic equipment’s and their charging cords – In this new age of technology, where we want to be connected and updated all the time, phones, tablets have become our lifeline. Power banks ensure smooth functioning of your essential gadgets. No vacation can be complete without memorable photos taken throughout. Camera and its add-on accessories like tripod, lenses, battery charger, etc. should be carried.
• Careful with Permissible limits of specific items: Different countries have the list of various items not allowed to be carried. A list of items which require proper documentation to accompany it, and some things like liquids, food items which have prescribed limits beyond which they cannot be carried in your hand or check-in baggage. In case any of the above items are found during X-ray, it may get confiscated and disposed of by the authorities. Apart from the loss, you waste your valuable time in this uncalled-for trouble.
• Using of spill proof bags: Since there is always a risk for certain liquid items like toiletries, cosmetic bottles, certain food items to explode due to air-pressure, it is always wise to keep such stuff in plastic wraps and zip pouches. It avoids them to spoil rest of the things like clothes, footwear, jewelry, etc.

It is always fun traveling light. With these wonderful packing hacks, we can reduce the number of baggage and make it compact and easy to handle. Smart travelers believe in planning, systematically arranging, sensibly and safely traveling and exploring their dreams.

Travel Tips To Make Your Holiday Experience Pleasurable

Going on a vacation is the most exciting thing we all thrive for. Away from all the tension, stress, hard work, and physical tiredness, going out on holiday is the time when you relax, enjoy, refresh your mind and spend some priceless moments with your near and dear once. Having your hotel bookings, travel plans and tickets in place is very important. But equally vital part of the whole trip is your baggage and necessary stuff which makes the travel and vacation more enjoyable and complete.

Making a checklist of all the important things can make this process much more systematic, and it lowers the possibility of missing out on anything. Certain smart choices which can be made are:

1. Type of luggage: The new age luggage options are much lighter, durable and compact. The latest fabric or material used are very attractive in appearance, easier to move with wheels attached, convenient and safer with an expandable feature, smooth zippers and smart locking option. While choosing the type of luggage, we should consider few things like who is going to manage it, for what purpose it will be mostly used, durability and of course the cost.

2. Travel accessories: There are some convenient accessories available in the market which can make your holiday much more comfortable and are really useful at the time of emergency. This list may include power banks, universal adaptors, eye mask, travel neck pillow, ear plugs, swiss knife, resealable plastic bags, sleeping bag, navigator or compass, raincoat or bag cover, etc. One of the most important of all is the camera, to capture wonderful moments and make beautiful memories.

3. Travel gear (clothing and footwear)- Depending on the destination chosen for the vacation, one should gear up with the right type of clothing and footwear. Especially if traveling with kids, warm clothes for winters, raincoats, and crocs for raining season, cotton and other breathing fabrics for a beach holiday. Especially clothes which are easy to maintain, wash and needs no ironing, can be rolled out instead of being folded and saves a lot of space while packing. The right number of spare undergarments is an essential component. Footwear needs to be appropriate as per the terrain, trekking shoes for long hilly trips, flip flops for a beach vacation, long rubber boats for camping in forests to avoid any insect bites and other animals from harming, comfortable multilayer boots to walk safely on ice.

4. First Aid and Medicines: Falling ill or getting injured is the last thing we want to face on our happy trips. But since this stuff is not certain, one should always be prepared to face any sort of emergency. First aid box is very important. Based upon the past health history, one should stock in the regular medicines you take. Medicinal products for general ailments like fever, upset stomach, nausea, etc. should always be there in the medical kit.

One should always carry a small pouch or handbag wherein he or she can keep all the essential items wallet, shades, passports, tickets, identity proofs, sanitizer, makeup items, etc. since no one can afford to misplace these essential things.